How Many Soldiers Would Need to Come Home from

Afghanistan to Wipe Out State Deficits?
811
21,166


823
300

1,416
341



12,500
245


410
650

1,416
363


1,500
3,250


916

66



1,250




7,500
2,000
2,500
416

1,500
3,500
730
11,166
325

146

1,666
2,083


1,500


105

541
1,500
275
3,083
8,750
173
815
62
1,333
100


528
255
• It costs taxpavers >1.2 million per vear íor e·erv soldier currentlv deploved to Aíghanistan. íighting an
unwinnable war that`s making Americans  saíe.
• Meanwhile. nearlv e·erv state in the U.S. is íacing a major budget deíicit. resulting in huge cuts to
essential programs like education. health assistance. and inírastructure de·elopment.
• Ií each state were to demand an end to the war in Aíghanistan. and the reappropriation oí war íunding
to bail out the people. we could sol·e our íiscal crises and pull our troops out oí an e·er more deadlv
quagmire where the people clearlv don`t want occupation.
• Don`t let opportunistic politicians tell vou that the problem is Unionized Labor: It`s Militarv Spending!
State budget shortíalls íor l\ 2012 add up to nearlv >112 billion. Meanwhile. taxpavers pav
roughlv $J20 billion each vear íor the 100.000 U.S. soldiers currentlv ser·ing in Aíghanistan.
\ithdrawing these soldiers would not onlv íree up the monev to balance the budget in every
state. but would lea·e >8 billion íor other íederal ser·ices.
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